Round 3 Racing Road America Bound for World Racing League

Round 3 Racing Road America Bound for World Racing League

04.05.2021: Round 3 Racing (R3R) returns to World Racing League (WRL) competition and heads to Road America for two, eight-hour endurance events on Saturday and Sunday. For the first time this season, R3R will have entries at every level of competition with t


Round 3 Racing (R3R) returns to World Racing League (WRL) competition and heads to Road America for two, eight-hour endurance events on Saturday and Sunday.



For the first time this season, R3R will have entries at every level of competition with team cars competing in the GTO, GP1, GP2 and GP3 classes.
 



GP1 class: No. 701 Team Cooper Tires Porsche Boxster


 The Team Cooper Tires driver lineup of Loni Unser, Mike Gilbert and Mo Dadkhah will shift from the GP2 class to enter GP1 competition with the the No. 701 Team Cooper Tires Porsche Cayman.


The GP1 class features the second fastest group of cars on track. The Porsche Cayman looks to run up front in the highly competitive field of twenty-three GP1 cars at Road America.


“Joining the GP1 class for the remainder of the 2021 WRL season is an exciting opportunity for us and the team,” said Unser. “A faster class means faster competition which challenges Mike (Gilbert), Mo (Dadkhah) and I as drivers. We are familiar with the Porsche platform, but practice will be incredibly important for us to find our groove in the Cayman. I am looking forward to getting to the track with the R3R team.”
 



GP2 class: No. 601 Team Sentinel Porsche Boxster



 R3R veteran Shea Holbrook will return to the No. 601 Team Sentinel Porsche Boxster ,but will now co-drive with Christian Maloof for the first time this season. Hannah Grisham rounds out the Team Sentinel lineup as the third driver for the weekend at Road America. Grisham made her WRL debut at Mid-Ohio where she drove to two top-five finishes in the GP2 class for R3R.


“I am excited to be back with the R3R team this weekend at Road America,” said Grisham. “I had a good time working with everyone at Mid-Ohio and learned so much. Road America is a long, flowing track that makes driving that much more fun. The No. 601 Team Sentinel Porsche Boxster is suited for this track and is quick. We will be fighting for a win when it comes down to it.”
 



GP3 class: No. 605 Hagerty Drivers Club Porsche Boxster




 Jim Ptak will join the full-season lineup of Cole Loftsgard, Carter Pease, and Dennis Neel in the No. 605 Hagerty Drivers Club Porsche Boxster for the combined 16-hours of endurance racing at Road America this weekend. The No. 605 Porsche entry showed dominance in the GP3 class as the driving team combined for two consecutive podium finishes last month at Mid-Ohio


“Road America is a favorite of mine that I am looking forward to being able to drive the Porsche Boxster at,” said Loftsgard. “The first weekend that Carter (Pease), Dennis (Neel) and I worked together at Mid-Ohio we had a strong weekend and went home with two podiums. We know that the car is quick and we are capable of strong results and want to win. With the addition of Jim (Ptak) we will be in a good position to continue standing on the podium.”
 


GTO class: No. 702 Team Hagerty Porsche Cayman


 The No. 702 Team Hagerty Porsche Cayman of Brad McCall, Buz McCall, and Sarah Montgomery will round out the R3R entry list competing in the GTO class. They return to WRL competition in search of their first win of the season after leading 46 laps at Mid-Ohio in April.


“Expanding our program into the GP1 class gives us an opportunity to win at every level of competition,” said Team Owner Brad McCall. “Road America is a track that suits each of our Porsche entries. We are coming into the weekend with motivation to not only better our results from the last race, but to push ourselves to be faster in the car.


Working with Buz (McCall) and Sarah (Montgomery) in the No. 702 makes for an expansive base of knowledge that benefits us all when we are in the car. The R3R crew is prepared and ready to get to the track and get the weekend going.”


The weekend at Road America runs Friday, May 7th to Sunday, May 9th with two eight-hour endurance races on Saturday and Sunday. Both races will be live streamed on the World Racing League Youtube channel (youtube.com/racewrl). In-car streaming of each Round 3 Racing entry will also be available via the team Twitter account (twitter.com/round3racing).
 




Paige Grimmer - photos WRL

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